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  1. Korean pop music influenced by western genres

    Etymology: A modification of J-pop


  1. K-pop is a musical genre originating in South Korea, characterized by a wide variety of audiovisual elements. Although it incorporates all forms of Korean popular music, such as trot and folk music, the term is more often used to refer to songs produced by idol groups. In 1992, modern K-pop was ushered in with the formation of Seo Taiji & Boys, whose successful experimentation with different music styles had sparked a paradigm shift in the music industry of South Korea. As a result, the integration of foreign musical elements in song production has become a common practice in the K-pop industry. By tapping into social networking services and the video sharing platform YouTube, the K-pop industry's ability to secure a sizeable overseas audience has facilitated a noticeable rise in the global proliferation of the genre. Since the mid-2000s, the K-pop music market has experienced double digit growth rates. In the first half of 2012, it grossed nearly US$3.4 billion, and was recognized by Time magazine as "South Korea's Greatest Export". First gaining popularity in East Asia back in the late 1990s, K-pop entered the Japanese music market towards the turn of the 21st century. In the late 2000s, it grew from a musical genre into a subculture among teenagers and young adults of East and Southeast Asia. Currently, the spread of K-pop to other regions of the world, via the Korean wave, is most clearly seen in parts of Latin America, Northeast India, the Middle East, North Africa, and immigrant enclaves of the Western world.

Editors Contribution

  1. K-Pop is the music of Korea, which include internationally known genres such as Pop, Hip-Hop, R&B, EDM, Rock, etc. Music is called K-Pop when the songs are written in Korean.

    "Do you prefer Western music or K-Pop?"

    Etymology: K-Pop was created in 1989 and became popular in the 90's. Big Bang, SHINee, and other groups are what inspire most K-Pop artists today.

    Submitted by anonymous on June 16, 2020  


  1. The numerical value of k-pop in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. The numerical value of k-pop in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of k-pop in a Sentence

  1. We don't want people to feel like they know what they're going to see. It challenges us not to take the safe route, no one ever thought they would see a dragon land in a bird's nest. No one expected a digital pop group dance on stage with an actual pop group.

  2. Part of this revamp is getting people to know who we are again, people often pop in not knowing who we are, and we have an opportunity to reintroduce ourselves.

  3. Did it just like pop into your head? ‘I think it would be fun to do this, I’ll do it’ ... why? nothing actually pops into my head.

  4. It’s a trickle-down effect, when the casinos are doing well the city does well—from the mom and pop shops to the summer employees.

  5. Here it’s Tatjana’s first Olympics at the age of 24 and she won a gold medal, and she broke the record, so it can be done. i think it was surreal, just watching that race and watching her touch and actually seeing that world record pop up on the TV, that was amazing, that was such an amazing feeling.

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